Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Sometimes People Give Me Things~ An Incredible Score!
" girl with no eyes, she's looking at me"
- It's A Beautiful Day
Some of the clothes and lace that were included.
The little bird looking thing against her thigh is her eye. The other one is rattling about in her head.
This face is just darling!
I love the crackling effects on this doll's parts.
Everyone needs some cool rubber shoes like these!
I took off the newer handmade dress to reveal this.
She looks a little jaundiced in the eyes, scary!
"And she could never pleasure herself"
(a hilarious quote from my son's girlfriend when she saw this doll)
When our friends Tiff and Sandy from Alaska visited us in Bisbee, AZ last winter, Sandy remarked that they had some old doll parts and pieces that had been sent to them when Tiff's mother passed away. Apparently Tiff's father hadn't packaged them very well so they didn't arrive in very good shape and after seeing some of my assemblages Sandy thought that perhaps I could put them to good use. I was more than a little excited as I knew that Tiff was named Tiffany because he was related to the Tiffany's ( a name that would get him into a scuffle or two as a young man.)
I had no idea what was in the box that Sandy said was hanging around in their garage and I had visions of some small frozen charlottes or similar. What I didn't expect were large antique dolls that were fairly intact except for some sawdust hemorrhaging from various limbs. I'm in a bit of a dilemma whether I would dare to use anything like these in an assemblage because they seem so precious as is. What I did realize as I was cropping and uploading the photos that much could be done with the images to start with. I'm offering up the images for anyone to use. I would love to see some creations that you could come up with.